What should I do if there’s an emergency, like a fire drill during the AP Chinese or AP Japanese Exam?

  • In an emergency, the primary concern should be the safety of everyone present. If necessary, evacuate everyone immediately.
  • If there's enough time, refer to the "Breaks and Emergency Stops" section of the AP Chinese and AP Japanese Exams: Setup and Administration Guide (available at for instructions on stopping the exams.
  • Lock the testing room door after everyone has exited.